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Dyana Neal

Dyana Neal

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Dyana is WBJC's midday host. Her full bio can be read here.

Jul. 10 2018

Topsy-Turvy Summer Fun at Young Vic

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | No Comments

It’s probably no surprise to our listeners that all of WBJC’s announcers have off-air performing experience as singers, actors, or instrumentalists.With that in mind, I’m delighted to announce that our evening host, John T.K. Scherch, will be singing the title role in The Mikado at Young Victorian Theatre Company this summer. Earlier this week, I […]

May. 22 2018

Mezzo-to-mezzo with Denyce Graves

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Leonard Bernstein’s CandideĀ  is onstage at the Kennedy Center through May 26th. Recently, I had the immense honor – and pleasure! – of meeting and interviewing internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, who is playing The Old Woman in this production. She’s as lovely as her voice, both personally and physically, and we had a great […]

Apr. 24 2018

On the Big Screen, Baltimore and Beyond: the 2018 Maryland Film Festival

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The 2018 Maryland Film Festival runs from May 2-6 at various locations in Baltimore’s Station North neighborhood. Recently, I spoke with Jed Dietz, Founding Director of the Maryland Film Festival and President of the Producer’s Club of Maryland, about this year’s offerings. They include a Japanese silent film long thought lost, but newly restored and […]

Apr. 04 2018

The Art of Crossover: From Classical to Broadway

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Many young performers begin their training with their hearts set on working in opera or ballet, but these days, they may find that they have to branch out into other art forms to find gigs. On Saturday, April 14, MedChi and the Baltimore School for the Arts are teaming up to present “The Art of […]

Mar. 12 2018

A film – and a book – to remember

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Recently, my husband and I watched, or in my case re-watched, A Night to Remember, the 1958 British film about the sinking of the Titanic. I am decidedly not a fan of the 1997 film on the same subject, but when it sparked a popular obsession with the ship, I was pulled in and wanted […]

Feb. 21 2018

Koo koo ka choo, indeed!

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From February 23-March 4, Dundalk Community Theatre is presenting Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of the iconic 1967 film “The Graduate.” Recently, I spoke with director Todd Starkey about the play’s exploration of family dynamics, intimate relationships, and the huge societal changes that took place during the 1960’s. I have the honor of portraying Mrs. Robinson […]

Feb. 06 2018

Revisiting “The Secret Garden”

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This weekend, Broadway in Annapolis will revisitĀ  “The Secret Garden”, Marsha Norman’s musical based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Last week, I spoke with Music Director Ernie Green about the production, which features both opera singers and “legit” Broadway vocalists, including some longtime audience favorites.

Jan. 19 2018

Opera Goes to the Theater

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These days, it’s not at all uncommon for symphony orchestras or even opera companies to present musical theater works. However, the reverse – doing an opera – is a daring move for a theater company! Earlier this week, I spoke with Music Director Ben Shaver about Stillpointe Theatre’s current production of Leonard Bernstein’s “Trouble in […]

Nov. 13 2017

Holidays a la Choral Arts

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The Baltimore Choral Arts Society will present their annual holiday concert, “Christmas With Choral Arts”, on Tuesday, December 5th at the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore. As always, the program features a wide variety of seasonal music, but this year, there are some new twists. I recently spoke with Baltimore Choral Arts’ new Music […]

Nov. 03 2017

All at Sea

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From now through November 19, Baltimore Shakespeare Factory is stepping away from the Bard for a bit to present The Sea Voyage, a comedy by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger. Recently, I spoke with director Ann Turiano about the show, which features warriors, pirates, castaways, and all manner of shenanigans.     https://www.baltimoreshakespearefactory.org/

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